Big Apple bound through PTIA
Local airline passengers heading to New York City — and the thousands of connecting flights from there — now have new options thanks to service that began this morning.
American Airlines Group, created late last year by the merger between US Airways and American Airlines, has begun its expanded service between Piedmont Triad International Airport and New York LaGuardia International Airport. The additional flights start during the week running up to the official kickoff Saturday of the spring High Point Market.
American Airlines Group added three daily nonstop trips between the two airports except on Saturday, when there will be one flight.
“This increase in flights to New York is great news for our passengers,” said Henry Isaacson, chairman of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority.
The new American Airlines Group flights, combined with current Delta Airlines service to LaGuardia, means the number of departing seats between PTIA and LaGuardia will increase from 7,402 last April to 11,504 effective this month, report airport officials.
With the addition of the American Airlines Group service, PTIA now has 53 daily flights. PTIA now provides direct service to 13 airports in the South, East and Midwest through six carriers.
The new LaGuardia American flights will depart PTIA at 6:05 a.m., 10 a.m. and 5:05 p.m. every day except Saturday. On Saturday there will be one PTIA departure at 10 a.m. Flights will return from New York to PTIA daily at 7:55 a.m., 3 p.m. and 9 p.m., and 3 p.m. on Saturdays.
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